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If the HV battery is dead, you're SOL. The chances of you seeing a dead HV battery is very slim.
1. If you leave the car on, the car will cycle the engine on and off to charge the HV battery until it empties the fuel tank
2. If you crawl in traffic with the A/C on full blast and drain the battery, the engine will come on to recharge
3. If you use EV Drive mode, it'll cancel out of it when it reaches 2 bars on the MFD
4. If you run out of fuel and try to use the battery to get the station, the car will shut itself off at 1 bar or even no bars. You won't be able to restart
So ya, it's pretty hard to drain it.
2010 Prius Technology Package (Cdn)
OEM Cargo Mat, OEM All-Weather Mats, LED ext/int lights, 5000K HID, Foglights, "Euro" Mudguards